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4 Common Botox Myths

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Botox Cosmetic is one of the most popular non-invasive treatments performed in medical practices and medical spas. Even with its popularity and decades on the market, there are still some myths that surround it. Check out these common myths and learn the truth about this injectable.

  • Botox is a filler

    – Botox and fillers are both injectable cosmetics but Botox does not fill lines and wrinkles. It is made of Botulinum toxin type A, which blocks the nerve signals that tell the muscles to contract. When these muscle contractions or facial expressions are repeated over and over for a long period of time, lines will begin to form. Botox in Troy MI prevents the more severe movement that eventually causes these lines.

  • You’ll look frozen

    – Even though it paralyzes your facial muscles, it only affects the muscles at the injections site. Therefore, if you choose to get Botox to improve the appearance of the vertical lines between your eyebrows, the units in that area only prevents furrowing in that specific area. The injections will not affect your whole face’s ability to express feeling. It is intended to soften harsh expressions and lines, not to freeze your whole face.

  • It hurts

    – Botox, of course, involves needles, but the size of the needle is so tiny that there is minimal discomfort. Since the needle is so small and the treatment itself is quick, there is no need for numbing. Once the treatment is complete, you may notice a slight amount of redness and swelling at the injection site but this will improve quickly.

  • You should wait until lines appear

    – You could wait until lines appear but there is no harm in getting ahead of the game. It is starting to be used more and more in the preventative sense. It is much more difficult to completely get rid of wrinkles after they already form. If you get this treatment before wrinkles form (for most people this would be mid to late-twenties) you can train your muscles to not make the harsh expressions that eventually form these lines.

If you are located in the Troy or Rochester Hills area and are thinking about getting Botox treatments, Dr. Ellen Janetzke can help you figure out the best treatment plan for you. To learn more about Botox Cosmetic, contact Dr. Ellen today at 248-220-6760 to schedule an appointment.  If you have any questions about Botox or any other procedure, visit our Q&A page.

(248) 220-6760 60 West Big Beaver Rd, Suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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